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The musical melting pot of 18th Century Virginia

Duration: 05:19

Mark Wilson heads to Staunton in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and tells us about the Ulster-Scots origin of Woodrow Wilson.

At the Frontier Cultural Museum, Mark finds out about 18th Century Scots-Irish Settlements and about the musical melting pot of Appalachia.

Plus, music group ‘The Hillbilly Gypsies’ perform the tune ‘Sally Gooding’ and Trae Buckner gives some background to the band. (Broadcast: Wed 17 Nov 2010)

Available since: Thu 17 Feb 2011


Bob O'Brien
Karl Walker

This clip is from

Santer Series One, Episode 3

3/6 A ghost story from Dervock and the origins of bluegrass music from Staunton in America.

First broadcast: 17 Nov 2010

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